Travel the world without stepping outside. Now you can visit the world’s most beloved venues in the company of our scholars—in the comfort of your home.
Along with our friends at Context Travel, we are offering immersive cultural and historical tours led by PhD and MA-level scholars. With the current uncertainty around the globe—especially related to travel—we are especially aware of the challenges facing our incredible guide network. In an effort to show them support, as well as fulfill our mission of delivering travel-based learning to curious travelers, we’ve added a new kind of experience: virtual private tours.
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LIMITED EDITION: The Easter Story
The story of Easter has inspired some of the most beautiful and moving paintings ever produced in Western Art. Drawn from the four Gospels and associated legends, the stories of Christ’s passion, crucifixion and resurrection have been re-told in paint throughout the centuries and were central in religious devotion.
The National Gallery, London, holds a superb collection of Old Master Paintings retelling the Easter story. Works by Raphael, Velasquez, Michelangelo, Rembrandt and Caravaggio vividly retell elements of The Passion from Gethsemane to Calvary to Emmaus. Familiar stories are retold and obscure symbols explained. A biography of each artist will introduce some memorable characters and we will discuss each painting within the context of the development of European Art from the Italian 15th century, though the Renaissance and beyond.
Beijing Through the Ages
A lively look at how one of the world's oldest cities has survived khans, emperors, revolution, Starbucks, and—now—COVID-19 to become one of the globe's most booming urban centers.
Venice in Peril
Explore how different threats—from medieval plagues to today's rising sea levels and over tourism—have posed a threat to the Queen of the Seas and impacted the city's single-source economy through the centuries.
The Aesthetics of Tokyo
This seminar will explore the highlights of Tokyo's architecture and contemporary culture through the lens of Japanese aesthetics—particularly the concepts of emptiness and asymmetry. Led by Tokyo-based architect and journalist Rafael Balboa.
Travel through the Golden Age of Dutch art through a selection of paintings and objects from the world-renowned Rijksmuseum. Dive into the masterpieces of Rembrandt and Vermeer, and learn how their works intertwined with life and culture in 17th century Holland.
British Museum for Kids
Stimulate children’s imagination as they virtually explore mummies, marbles, mosaics, and other antiquities. Our expert archaeologist will lead your family on an interactive tour of one of the world’s most important collections.